"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Beckoning to High Lonesome

Gate to High Lonesome--watercolor, 8 1/2 by 9, handmade Indian paper
High Lonesome calls, where there are skies, and far vistas.
 All you have to do is unhook the gate, and follow the faint trail. Ahead is silence, space, sensual overload. The gate isn't locked, but waiting for you to take the first step. 
Amazing how a perceived barrier can waken you, as with this painting, the eighth in as many days..

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